Pornography is here to stay, especially with all the free access of it on the internet. What we can do is educate ourselves about the pitfalls of abusing it in order to protect ourselves from going the wrong way. There many ways that excessive viewing of pornography can negatively affect your sex life, following are just a few of them. If you are struggling with any of the folowwing issues, be sure to check out LifeStar Therapy.
The world of pornography is in fact a fantasy world and anyone who spends way too much time “in it” will undoubtedly have all the wrong expectations for their real sex life. Women in porn are always willing and super gymnastic and guys, well let’s just say that supersize is always the standard with them. Now, equipped with this kind of expectations one can feel quite disappointed and dissatisfied with reality which translates into difficulties in establishing and maintaining healthy romantic relationships in the real world.
It’s all about the substance dopamine which the brain produces as a part of its award-driven learning process. Dopamine is the base of any addiction disorder at that matter. In the case of a pornography user, as he continues to be exposed to more and more porn content, it becomes a lot harder for the brain to create the same amount of dopamine which gives the person the “high” he is looking for in porn in the first place, that is sexual arousal. This results in the person searching for more explicit and graphic content every next time. On the other side, their partner seems not so attractive any more since they are “always the same” and not in line with the fantasy the addict is perusing. This off course negatively affects the real sex life of a porn addict and the quality of his romantic relationships as well.
As watching pornographic content consumes ever larger chunks of the addict’s free time, he becomes more and more reluctant to start up and form real, healthy romantic relationships which in term means that the chances of having an active sexual life are getting worst as the addiction passes in more advanced stages.